Full Time Job

Production Finance and Accounting Manager

Tennis Channel

Santa Monica, CA 03-27-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Tennis Channel is seeking a Production Finance & Accounting Manager to support the Production Department to work as the right hand to the Director, Production Finance & Accounting on the day-to-day management. They will work cross-functionally with Business and Legal Affairs, Production, Programming, Finance and Accounting, Production Finance, Creative (Content), International, Treasury, and Human Resources.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Work closely with production accounting/management teams on a day-to-day basis to ensure accurate, complete and timely cost reporting.
• Act as a key resource to the various departments on network policies and procedures; provide guidance on corporate structure, VAT, and bill backs.
• Manage accounts payable, expense report, purchase card, and freelance payroll workflows for Production and Programming departments.
• Coordinate heavy volume of deal memos for non-staff production personnel.
• Assist Director, Production Finance & Accounting with monthly and quarterly forecasts, accruals, amortization, flash reporting, and special projects (as needed)
• Assist Finance with cash flow projections and variance analysis.
• Maintain monthly, quarterly, annual, and five-year plans of rights/license fee schedules.
• Help manage Production overhead budgets and forecast as needed.
• Maintain freelance rate cards keeping for weekly freelance labor. Liaison with Human Resources and Crewing Manager to ensure offers are within CA labor guidelines and budgets.
• Manage weekly freelance timecards ranging between 75-150.
• Ensure AP coding, approvals, and payments are processed in a timely manner.
• Coordinate VAT submission for European events.
• Ensure expense reports are processed timely and accurately.
• Partner with Director, Production Finance & Accounting to maintain pcard balance for upcoming travel.
• Demonstrate knowledge of technical crew positions, ENG/EFP crew positions, and crew duties for Studio and Remote TV Productions including but not limited to linear broadcasting and streaming platforms.
• Work closely with Production, Finance, Accounting, Legal and Business Affairs teams during the budgeting process to review, analyze and vet production budgets.

Required Qualifications:
• Educational background with accounting/finance, or business, four-year college degree or equivalent experience
• 5+ years' experience in Production Accounting or Finance
• Experience with non-union production and guidelines in various formats
• Must be detail-oriented, organized, and able to work in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to work independently, prioritize and meet deadlines
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Experience with Oracle Project Module Software or similar major production accounting software
• Experience with live events and/or professional sports a plus
• Experience with international startups a plus
• Ability to solve problems, deal with difficult personalities, act with discretion
• Intermediate to advanced Excel skills

Tennis Channel is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

About Tennis Channel

Tennis Channel is the media home to two twenty-four-hour television networks, a subscription streaming service, online magazine and podcasts dedicated to the sport and its unique lifestyle. The tennis-media hub is home to every aspect of the wide-ranging, worldwide tennis community. Tennis Channel is carried nationwide by every one of the top ten pay-TV service providers.

About Sinclair

Make your mark in Media with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! We have consistently led the broadcast industry since our inception, and now Sinclair owns the largest regional sports network business and one of the largest television broadcast portfolios in the country. Also, we have affiliations with all of the major broadcast networks, our own Tennis Channel, and several multicast networks including TBD and Comet. Our content is distributed over-the-air, on multi-video providers, and through our industry-leading digital media platforms. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team!

The base salary compensation range for this role is $80,000 to $95,000. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidates' relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location. Full time positions are eligible for benefits that include participation in a retirement plan, life and disability insurance, health, dental and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, sick leave, vacation time, personal time, parental leave and employee stock purchase plan.


Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gwwbjn-3-227-240-72-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $100,000 to $115,000 Per Year ($ USD)